Summer School at BDO

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Insight / Vacation Scheme (< 4 Weeks)
Manchester Nationwide
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Less than £ 10,000
Accountancy Auditing/Tax Banking/Finance

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Role Description

Audit intern at manchester

1. To what extent did you enjoy the insight?

It was really good and I enjoyed each day and I felt like a learnt a lot


2. To what extent did you feel valued during your time at the company or firm?

All of the employees were very friendly, helpful and welcoming and would give you responsibility as well as supporting you


3. How much guidance/support did you receive during the insight?

It is a very steep learing curve so you must be applied but as long as you work hard then you can cope and people are always willing to help and give advice and assistance


4. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and information you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

The skills I have gained from this internship will help me through much of life and further careers and although I havent gone to uni yet I feel I have learnt invaluable lessons


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5. How well structured was the insight?

The program was very well structured and I was able to visit clients on 6 of the 8 days that I was scheduled to be in the office as well 2 days spent with other people from the program which meant I was able to learn lots about auditing as well astravelling round manchester, birmingham and London


6. How was the general atmosphere during your insight?

Everybody was friendly and there was always a light atmosphere in the team.


7. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

We did not recieve much training but there was a lot of learning on the job and I have learnt a lot about the basics of auditing


8. To what extent did the insight help you to understand what it would be like to have a full time role with the company or firm?

the two weeks showed me a great deal about BDO and what goes on on a day to day basis


9. How much did the insight help you in understanding the company culture?

i learnt a lot about BDO from being round the office


10. How valuable was the content in helping you to decide on your future career path?

It has made me sure that this is the career path that I want to pursue in the future


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11. Were you paid or reimbursed adequately for this experience?

I was paid for my placement and they offer to pay for expences of visiting clients however I had to stay in a hotel for my placement and no offer has been made to cover the cost of this

12. Were there opportunities for networking and meeting other employees of the company or firm?

yes, we had to network with other interns to create a presentation for the last day and you work in team with other employees


13. How were the networking/ social event opportunities?

good, we spent the first and last day as a group doing activities and there were chances to meet up with employees


14. Did you find out about activities that employees can get involved in outside of work?

I was informed about lots of sports teams that I could join


15. Would you recommend this insight to a friend?

definately, it was a great experience